Jones-Price set for solid senior track season at Reed City

Reed City’s Phillip Jones-Price (left) goes through a workout with his track teammates at a recent meet. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

REED CITY — The track season is still young but Phillip Jones-Price is off to a good start so far.

The Coyote sprinter made his season debut in the 60-meter dash at the CMU Chippewa Indoor Invitational in March with a PR of 7.35 seconds.

Last week in a CSAA Gold meet, Jones-Price won the 100-meters with a personal record of 11.62 seconds and the 200 meters with a season record of 23.75 seconds. His 4×400 relay team, which included Calvin Rohde, Joseph Shewan and Jackson Price, took first in 3:43.98 seconds.

Last season, Jones was on two relay teams which had enormous success.

He was the anchor of a 4×100 relay team, which won the CSAA Gold meet and took second in the regional and 11th at state. He was the anchor of a team, which included Nicolas Douglass, Jackson Price and Noah Jones. He was the anchor of the 4×400, which was third at conference and second at the regional.

He also long jumped last season and took third in the CSAA Gold meet with a season’s best of 18/7 ¾.

In February, Jones-Price was among six Reed City football players who signed national letters of intent. He’ll be going to Albion, and said running track would help him with his speed to get ready for the next level.

“It definitely keeps me in shape going into our football summer workout,” Jones-Price said.

He’s in the 100 and 200 again, along with the relays. His 200 PR is 23.3 seconds. His 100 PR is 11.62.

“I want to make it back to state definitely,” Jones-Price said. “For the 200, I want to shave down my time.”

The 4×100 is the best relay.

“We can do big things,” he said. “We’ll get back to state again. We’ll have good talent.”

As anchor, “it’s a lot of pressure but our other three guys normally get me out ahead,” he said. “Usually, we’re ahead.”

A home meet with Big Rapids was postponed from Tuesday to April 23 because of the weather.

“Our team is looking pretty good,” Jones said.

 

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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